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Lack of Sportsmanship by Adults Sets a Horrible Example

By Scott Jennings, Courier Journal, 05/24/18, 12:00PM CDT

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If you find yourself conspiring with other adults to have a mere child thrown off a baseball diamond, take a deep breath and re-evaluate your life. 

I went to a White Sox vs. Orioles baseball game recently and left appalled by the lack of sportsmanship. The players acted appropriately, but a team manager exhibited shocking behavior.

In the second inning, the Orioles’ manager jumped from his dugout to berate the umpires, convincing them to throw a White Sox player out of the game. The player in question was good — it was a definite advantage to have him tossed — but he probably wasn’t ready for that kind of major league treatment.

He is, after all, just 9 years old.